Hello and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share with you about myself and my practice.
I have been treating patients since 2004 and have performed over 10,000 acupuncture treatments. My Chinese medicine practice focuses on women’s health, whether physical or emotional, I am dedicated to helping women live a life of joy and ease. I am currently treating women for Infertility, Menstrual Symptoms, Gynecological Disorders, Headaches, Back Aches, Muscular Skeletal Pain, Emotional Disorders, Insomnia, and many other health issues.
I continue to pursue education that focuses on women’s health and I observe my patients achieving their goals by the beautiful weave of traditional and complementary medicine.
Prior to receiving my Masters of Acupuncture degree, I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Immediately after graduation, I started the three-and-a-half-year Masters of Acupuncture program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly known as Tai Sophia Institute), which is the oldest and first accredited acupuncture program in the United States.
I am a licensed acupuncturist and received National Board Certification through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I also have proctored the Clean Needle Technique exam portion of the NCCAOM.
I completed a two-and-a-half-year program in Chinese Herbal Medicine also at MUIH. I hold a 660-hour certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine. This combination with my acupuncture degree has granted me a Masters of Oriental Medicine. In 2012, I had the honor of becoming a clinical supervisor for the Maryland University of Integrative Health in the Chinese Herbal Medicine clinic.
While in acupuncture school I completed a ten-month yoga teacher-training program at the Columbia Yoga Center in which I became a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT ® 200). Since I have taught over 1,000 hours of yoga, I am now an E-RYT® 200 which allows me to provide continuing education to registered yoga teachers and lead teacher training programs.
In 2016, I received the SmartCEO Brava Award. The Brava Awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders. Brava award winners combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community and are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders, and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth.
In the summer of 2019, I had the opportunity of doing an internship in the Labor and Delivery unit of NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. I was able to be present to and support the birthing process of several women with acupuncture, acupressure, and massage techniques. I learned to understand the phases of delivery from a Yin/Yang theory. The training included labor preparation through the postpartum period using acupressure, bodywork, auriculotherapy, and moxibustion to support and encourage healthy labor. I also got the opportunity to observe a c-section of twins during this internship.
I am excited to offer you the power of relationship-centered healing. Through my experience as both a patient and as a practitioner, I have experienced the transformational results of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments. At the core of all treatments is respect and compassion. Come and join me in a partnership of observing your life newly.